Regional: Regional Strategic Response to Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases in Asia and the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 47272-001 Status: Closed

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Project Name Regional Strategic Response to Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases in Asia and the Pacific
Project Number 47272-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8438-REG: Regional Strategic Response to Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases in Asia and the Pacific
Government of Australia US$ 211,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health insurance and subsidized health programs

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The following individual international consultants will be engaged for this project:

1. A senior public health specialist (consultant) will be engaged to further develop the business case for regional cooperation and funding for malaria.

2. A meeting coordinator (consultant) will be recruited to provide logistical support to the organization of the APLMA regional meeting, and the consultative meetings of the regional working groups on (i) sustainable finance and (ii) access to quality drugs and technologies.

3. A communications specialist will be recruited to develop a communications strategy and knowledge management plan, including packaging and dissemination of information, to support the Asia Pacific Leadership Malaria Alliance (APLMA) marketing, communications, branding and outreach activities with the aim of sustaining engagement of stakeholders including governments, donors, academia and private sector.

4. An international resource person with known technical expertise on malaria elimination will be engaged to provide updates, in the form of a policy brief, on malaria progress and challenges in the Asia-Pacific as an input to the APLMA Meeting. The resource person will be responsible for preparing a ten page written brief, and may be asked to present or be part of a panel in the meeting.

5. An international resource person who is a known malaria elimination advocate will be engaged for up to 3 days to provide input, in the form of a policy brief, to the APLMA Meeting. The policy brief will highlight the central role, thus the urgent need of, national leadership in malaria control and elimination, including control of artemisinin resistance. The resource person will be responsible for preparing a 2-3 page written brief, and may be asked to present or be part of a panel in the meeting.

6. International resource persons (3) with expertise on regional collaboration, pharmaceutical regulation and trade, and country specific AQM issues will be engaged for up to 2 days to provide updates, in the form of policy briefs and panel discussions, on regional efforts to improve malaria drug supplies in Asia and the Pacific, particularly with insights on regional cooperation needs to combat artemisinin resistance.

7. International resource persons (3) with expertise on regional collaboration, innovative financing mechanisms, and country specific malaria finance issues will be engaged for up to 2 days to provide updates, in the form of policy briefs and panel discussions, on regional options to develop long-term, sustained financing for malaria control and elimination in Asia and the Pacific, with special emphasis on the short-term need to combat artemisinin resistance.

Procurement Consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Goods and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Disbursement under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Eduardo Banzon
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division Poverty Reduction, Gender and Social Development Div., RSDD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 01 Aug 2013
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Sep 2013

TA 8438-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Aug 2013 - 25 Aug 2013 31 Mar 2014 31 Aug 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 211,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 211,000.00 25 Aug 2013 164,904.90

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